Earlier, when the movies were made in the 19th century almost all were silent full-length feature films. But, now the situation has changed. The video production companies see to it that their videos or films have the appropriate voice. Even it was the same case in the field of cartoons. The first cartoon ever talking cartoon character was the ‘Mickey Mouse’ in the movie “Steamboat Willie” (1928). This movie became the first movie that features synchronized sound.
We all grew up watching different cartoons. When we were babies, we obviously had no idea about what the whole concept was, we just enjoyed the animation. But, in our teenage life at least we all wondered who was the real face behind our favourite cartoon characters, didn’t we? We have the answer to your question. Here, in this article, we will reveal who was the real voice behind your favourite cartoon characters.
Sonal Kaushal started giving voice overs at the age of 8. Her mother, an announcer of the All India Radio was the one who encouraged her to do something with her voice. While doing the announcer job her mother found that UTV was conducting auditions for a Japanese show that would be dubbed in Hindi. She gave the audition and became the voice of Doraemon. Since then there was no looking back. She was later chosen as the voice for ‘Chota Bheem’ by the Green Gold Animations. She also dubbed the character of Mandy in ‘The Grim Adventures of Billy And Mandy’ and character of Darby in ‘My Friends Tigger & Pooh’. Not only cartoons, she also gave the voice over to the movies like Freaky Ali.
Parul Bhatnagar is the voice of sweet love interest of Nobita in Doraemon, ‘Shizuka’. Also, the real face behind most of the Shichan characters is ‘Parul Bhatnagar’. She is working as a voice-over artist for last 10 years. She has given her voice over for the Shichan characters like Yoshinaga, Masao Sato, Toru Kazama and Himawari Nohara.
The voice of shy and always looking for help ‘Nobita’ in Doraemon is of Simran Kaur. She is the one of the youngest voice over artists. Before Simran, the Hindi voice over of Nobita was given by Sonal Kaushal. The video samples of Simran Kaur has thousands of views on YouTube. Apart from her this skill, the past year she has also showcased her acting skills in a daily soap, ‘Agnifera’ on channel Zee.
Saurav Chakraborty is an award-winning voice-over artist. He has given his voice over for the cartoon characters like Oggy and Cockroaches, Motu Patlu, and Shaun The Sheep. Along with this, he is also an Actor, Stand-Up Comedian, Writer who is very fluent in the Hindi language. He was one of the participants on the popular stand-up comedy shows like ‘Great Indian Laughter Challenge’ and ‘Comedy Circus’.
The voice behind the Naughty ‘Shinchan’ is of the girl with an innocent face ‘Akanksha Sharma.’ The show aired in the year 2006 and since then there are have been 4 voice-over artists behind Shichan. But, the current and official voice behind Shinchan is of RJ turned voice artist Akanksha Sharma. She is a very talented artist and has over 117k subscribers on her YouTube channel.
Meghana Erande is in the entertainment industry since 1989. Along with dubbing, she is also a successful actress in the Marathi and Hindi films. She is the voice behind numerous cartoon characters like Noddy (Make Way For Noddy), Dee Dee (Dexter’s Laboratory), Hattori (Ninja Hattori), etc. She has also dubbed for many Hollywood and animated movies.
Chetan Shasital is a very well-known person in the entertainment industry. He is famous for his dubbing skills. He has dubbed many Hollywood and Bollywood movies. He has also dubbed for famous cartoon characters like Genie from Aladdin, Baloo from Tales spin, and Homer Simpson.
Vinod Kulkarni has given voice-overs for around 15,000 commercials. He is also an actor, director and voice coordinator. He owns a company of his own, “Sanhil Creations.” He is the face behind the cartoon characters like Courage the Cowardly Dog, Professor Utonium (The Powerpuff girls), Mayor (The Powerpuff girls), Quetzal (Dragon Tales) etc.
Kishore Bhatt is the voice over artist who has dubbed many Television animations, Anime, Live action television, Live action films Animated films, and Anime films. He is well-known for his dubbing in the first Hindi dub of the Pokémon anime in which he gave the voice for the character named as ‘James.’
At the age of 11, Nachiket Dighe started his career as a voice artist. He did voice-dubbing for cartoons, anime, animation and live series in Hindi for various channels. He is the official Hindi voice-dubbing artist for Rupert Grint’s role as Ron Weasley, in the Harry Potter film series. The cartoon characters he gave voice-over for are, T.J. Detweiler (Recess), Buford Van Stomm, Jeremy Johnson (Phineas and Ferb), Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Spider-Man Unlimited).
Prasad Barve is a television actor, he has worked in many famous TV shows like Dill Mill Gayye, Yeh Vaada Raha, Chidiya Ghar, etc. He has done voice dubbing for the characters like Mickey Mouse (Mickey Mouse), Vince LaSalle (Recess), Ash Ketchum (Pokémon), etc. He also gave voice-over in different Hollywood dubbed Hindi Live action films and also worked as an actor in many Bollywood movies.
Viraj Adhav is the face behind popular cartoon characters like Johnny Bravo, Peter Parker/Spider-Man [Spider-Man (1994 TV series)], Prince Adam/He-Man [He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2002 TV series)], etc. He recently gave his voice over in the Bollywood Blockbuster Movie, “Bahubali” for the role of ‘Amarendra Baahubali’. He gave voice to many Bollywood actors.
With this list, it becomes to tell who is the real face behind your favourite cartoon character.